Keeping your home hygienic is essential for maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. We all know that a regular surface clean is not enough and from time to time, you need to do a thorough deep clean to get rid of accumulated dirt and grime. This involves more than just wiping down surfaces, it requires an intensive process that reaches every corner of your living space.
But where do you start? Luckily, with the right plan, tools, and mindset, you can deep clean your home and make it a healthier and more pleasant place to live. In the following article, the experts at The Florida Maids cover everything from making a plan and decluttering to cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and organizing your home. So, put on your favorite cleaning playlist, and let’s get started!
How do I deep clean my house?
Deep cleaning involves more thorough tasks that reach every nook and cranny of your home. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to get rid of accumulated dirt and grime, making your home a healthier and happier place to live. Here are the steps to guide you on your way:
Make a plan
Before you start, it’s essential to have a plan in place. Take a walk around your home and identify the areas that need attention. Create a checklist and prioritize tasks. Decide on a specific day or weekend and set aside enough time to complete the task. You can also assign tasks to different family members to make the cleaning process more efficient.
Before you start deep cleaning, it’s important to declutter your home. This means getting rid of items that you no longer need or use. A cluttered home can be overwhelming and make maintenance more challenging. It’s best to start decluttering one room at a time. Sort items into three categories: keep, donate and toss. You can donate items still in good condition to local charities or sell them online.\
Dust and clean
Now that you’ve decluttered, it’s time to start deep cleaning. Begin by dusting and wiping down surfaces. Dust can accumulate in hard-to-reach places, so it’s important to be thorough. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your shelves, baseboards, and light fixtures. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a dusting attachment to remove dust in hard-to-reach areas.
Move on to the kitchen
Start by emptying your refrigerator and freezer and wiping down the shelves with warm soapy water. Next, clean the oven, stove, and microwave with a proper solution, and make sure to remove any grease and grime. Finally, scrub the sink and countertops with a disinfectant to remove any bacteria or germs.
Take care of the bathrooms
Scrub the toilet with a specialized product and disinfect the seat and lid. Wipe down the sink and countertop with a disinfectant and scrub the bathtub and shower walls with an all-purpose solution to remove any soap scum or mildew.
Vacuum and mop the floors
Now that you’ve tackled the rooms, it’s time to focus on the floors. Use a vacuum cleaner to take care of the carpets and rugs, paying extra attention to high-traffic areas. For hardwood or tile floors, sweep or vacuum first and then mop with a disinfectant solution. Make sure to tackle the baseboards and corners of the room.
Wash linens and curtains
Don’t forget to wash your linens and curtains. Remove and wash all bed linens, including comforters and mattress pads. You can also wash any throw pillows or blankets. For curtains, follow the instructions on the label or use a fabric steamer to remove any dust and dirt.
Once you’ve finished cleaning, it’s time to organize your home. Find a place for everything and label items that are stored away. Use storage containers to keep your belongings neat and tidy. This will help keep your living area clean and clutter-free in the future.